We are currently in development, seeking funding for a feature length documentary. We have completed a 14-minute fundraising short which is available for viewing upon request.
We have secured the rights to all artwork, family archive, and writings by Tamara de Lempicka through the family estate Tamara de Lempicka Estate LLC, as well as through the rights holders of the feature film in development, Tamara de Lempicka Productions, PTY LTD.
We have captured extensive interviews with Tamara’s granddaughter and great-granddaughter. They have also agreed to introduce us to collectors, art historians, authors, and curators who are stakeholders and/or experts in Tamara de Lempicka’s art work.
Cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko, who provided the cinematography on the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job, is attached to the project.
With funding in place by Spring 2021, we intend to finish the feature by the end of 2022. The timeline is dependent upon several factors, including availability of archival material, scheduling, and funding.
We will apply to premiere in the winter of 2021-22 at top tier festivals, competitions, and award-qualifying festivals worldwide, such as Toronto, Sundance, and Cannes. We plan to release the film soon after to streaming markets, in partnership with a streaming producing partner. We also intend to partner with the Broadway debut of the musical Tamara for a release event, should the opportunity arise. Other possibilities for release events include the release of the new edition of the book by Kizette de Lempicka-Foxhall, Passion by Design. Subsequent markets for the film include educational distribution to universities and museums.
The intended audience for this film includes:
Lovers of art and history.
Lovers of stories of the Art Deco, Paris in the 20s and 30s
Lovers of the adventures of sexually liberated women and high society
Lovers of stories about self-invention and re-invention, stories of the rich and powerful, of their downfall and resurrection and re-invention
Lovers of beauty, style, drama, and camp
Feminists and lovers of stories about strong women
Lovers of complicated heroines
Our audiences are subscription members of Criterion Collection, major streaming services, festival audiences, and art museum patrons. Queer audiences will appreciate the highly stylized content, the camp aesthetic, the fluid sexuality of its subject, and the noble suffering and righteous resurrection of its heroine.